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The purpose of ‘Photo Story (3-5 Photographs)’ is to tell the story of the participants through a series of photographs to help the audience better understand the problem, event or phenomenon of the environment. Similar to news reports, the environmental issues that participants wanted to convey were aimed at telling a true and accurate story through a series of photos clearly.



Age Category : 10-12 years old & 13-17 years old

1st Prize : 

  1. Prize worth  RM 300

  2.  Certificate

2nd Prize

  1.  Prize worth  RM 200 

  2. Certificate

3rd Prize

  1.  Prize worth  RM 100  

  2. Certificate


Age Category : 18-24 years old

1st Prize : 

  1. Prize worth  RM 3000

  2.  Certificate

2nd Prize

  1. Prize worth  RM 500  

  2. Certificate

3rd Prize

  1.  Prize worth  RM 300   

  2. Certificate

*subject to terms and/or conditions that may be imposed by organiser.

“Certificate of Participation” will be given to all participants.

Deadline : 14th August 2022

Quick FAQs

Q1. Who may enter the Competition?

A1: This competition is open to all Malaysian ages between 10 to 24 years old.

Q2. What is the format of the submission?


Format & Structure

  • Participants can only submit a maximum of three (3) to five (5) photos to YRE Malaysia via Google Form.

  • Photographic works must be submitted in JPEG or PNG format with a resolution of not less than 150-300 DPI only.

  • Photographic works must have a title that is no more than 140 characters.

  • Photographic work must include a description of no more than 100 words and a caption of no more than 20 words, OR a maximum description of 120 words.

  • The description and caption of the photo should link the photo with the environment topic and/or provide a solution to the environmental issues presented in the photo.

  • Photographic works must be produced in technical and artistic manner. This includes composition, lighting, color, sharpness, and subject.


Honest & Fair Reporting

  • Editorial changes to photos (e.g. 'color', 'contrast', 'definition', 'shadows', 'highlights', 'cropping', 'leveling', etc.) are permitted, as long as this editing activity does NOT change the reality of the subject or object in the photo.

  • Any citations should be from real and verified sources.

  • Scientific facts, statistics, and information need to be supported by credible sources.

  • The source used in the photo and the description of the photo should be written using footnotes or the APA @ MLA style.

Constructive & Holistic Perspective

  • Photographic works should address the aspects of historical, economic, social, and/or political implications in the topics chosen for the participant’s project through an environmental perspective.

  • Photographs and captions used must show the connection between local and global events, issues, and/or phenomenon.

  • The written description and/or caption of the photo should include relevant and workable solutions to the environmental issues presented in the photo.



Authenticity & Autonomy


  • The photographs taken by the participants themselves are of genuine and unique subjects and/or scopes. Participants picked challenging topics or described them in various ways.

  • Participants create photography works in a creative manner.

  • Participants conducted fieldwork and research on specific topics outside of the school grounds.

Dissemination and Participation in Workshops


  • Participants are required to share their work through a minimum of three (3) different channels. A total of 5 points can be awarded for the dissemination of works through the following channels:

    • Personal Sphere = 1 point

    • School Community = 1 point

    • National Media (newspaper, TV, Radio) = 1 point

    • 5 different YRE workshops = 1 point

    • International Media Channel = 1 point

  • Proof of dissemination should be included with photos.

​Q3. How to submit the photos?

A3: Submit your creative work in HERE.

Q4. About the deadline.

A4: The deadline time and date are on or before 11.59 p.m., 14th August 2022.

Q5. Ownership of Intellectual Property (the photo)

A5: By participating in this Competition, each participant grants the  sole absolute, unequivocal and irrevocable ownership and/or intellectual property right over the article  and contents thereto.

Q6.  Announcement of winners

A6: The winners will be contacted via personal notification via e-mail and/or telephone.

Q7. Terms and Conditions

A7: By participating, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of this Competition which can be downloaded via this link Terms and Conditions: CLICK HERE

Q8. Further Queries

A8: Any further query can be forwarded to us via email at

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